Jack Janda was elected to the Mason County Public Utility District 1 Board of Commissioners in 2001 and recently re-elected to serve another six-year term beginning January 2013. Mr. Janda was appointed to the Energy Northwest Board of Directors in January 2003. He was elected by the board of directors to serve on the executive board in January 2005. In April 2010, he was re-elected to serve another term on the executive board. Additionally, he is vice chair of the executive board and has served as secretary/treasurer, vice president and president of Columbia Generating Station Participants Review Board.
While serving on the Mason PUD 1 Commission, he represented the utility on the Washington Public Utility District Association and has served on the WPUDA board as secretary/treasurer, vice president and president. Mr. Janda also served as first chair of the WPUDA Energy Committee in 2008.
Prior to his election, Mr. Janda was employed with the Forest Service and retired after 32 years of government service. He retired from the Hoodsport Fire Department after serving 33 years as a volunteer fireman / EMT; and served as its chief for 10 years. Mr. Janda has also served as a past board member of the Mason County Tourism Council and a past member of the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group. He attended Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif., and the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, Calif. He and his wife, Karen, reside in Hoodsport, Wash.
Executive Board Member Since 2005